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Sydney Street Photography Tour: The Poetic Witness

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    Meet your professional guide at Cafe Newtown with your camera in hand and set off to discover the busy and colorful city suburb of Newtown. On this walking tour of Newtown Sydney you will discover urban landscape as you watch the streets come alive wandering street stalls, cafes, backstreets and lane-ways. You'll learn tips and tricks along the way as your almost one-on-one professional guide points out perfect photo opportunities.
    Next, visit some of Newtowns old antique shops and charming eclectic specialty stores as you wander the streets. You'll come across some of Sydney's incredible street art as well as the local residents along the way. Your guide will take you through historic streets and lanes in search of inspiration and creativity before finishing your tour at approximately 2pm back in Cafe Newtown.
    A DSLR, compact camera or smart phone is required. To achieve the most from this photography tour using a DSLR camera is recommended. Please bring the manual if you have one, as well as at least one memory card and a set of fully charged spare batteries.
    During your tour, your photographer guide will cover the following points:
    • How to improve your power of observation
    • How to identify your ‘points of interest’
    • Composition
    • Quality and properties of light
    • Street awareness and etiquette
    • Candid photography techniques
    • How to predict and time a great moment
    • Approaching people and requesting a portrait
    • How to be inconspicuous
    • Choice of camera equipment
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    Reviewed May 15, 2019

    There is no better place to try your hand at street photography than in Newtown, especially with the help of Darren from The Aperture Club. Darren explained how to take photos in this vibrant hub not only in terms of camera settings and composition but...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Johanne W
    apertureclub, Owner at The Aperture Club, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

    It is a fun and challenging workshop with an abundance of photo opportunities. Looking forward to seeing your photos!

    Reviewed November 11, 2018

    When I came home from the photography tour my wife told me the photos I took she would not have recognised as mine, they were much better. Daniel did a good job of teaching and encouraging our group of five. He was enthusiastic and helped...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank RichardandLaraine
    Reviewed November 3, 2018

    Hands on and thoroughly enjoyable, The Poetic Witness with Brent was the most fun I've ever had learning photography. With the workshop's focus on developing the eye rather than obsessing over the technical, it was an opportunity to get really creative. Scouring back alleys, meeting...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank VictoriaUgarte
    Reviewed October 16, 2018

    I did the street photography tour in Newtown and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Sydney. As a tourist, it was a great way to see a vibrant neighborhood I wouldn't ordinarily have visited. As a photographer, I felt I learned...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Emily P
    Reviewed August 8, 2018

    Despite living in Sydney for a few years I had never been to Newtown. This workshop was a wonderful way to really see it, to look differently at the place and also to spark my love of street photography again. Hosted by Brent, a chap...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank 996MattB
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    • Duration: 5h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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